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Npcap isn't installing automatically when installing Wireshark with /s

asked 2023-09-08 08:45:03 +0000

JamesElswood gravatar image

Am I missing an additional switch? I can't find anything in the documentation other than it saying that Npcap should install automatically

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I'm guessing that due to the npcap licence, a silent install of that item isn't possible.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2023-09-08 08:54:16 +0000 )edit

But in their documentation it says that Npcap will be installed automatically when installing Wireshark silently, so either something is wrong with the latest version or the documentation is incorrect

JamesElswood gravatar imageJamesElswood ( 2023-09-08 09:00:15 +0000 )edit

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answered 2023-09-08 11:13:30 +0000

Chuckc gravatar image

The WSUG is pretty clear on this. What documentation says other wise?

2.3.5. Windows installer command line options

/S runs the installer or uninstaller silently with default values. The silent installer will not install Npcap.

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How do we run a Silent Install of Wireshark with the NPCAP to install? I am trying to deploy this to end users from the back-end so we don't have to login to their desktops to install this. any feedback would be helpful

Lukeapathy gravatar imageLukeapathy ( 2024-06-12 15:12:24 +0000 )edit

Npcap Users' Guide

The Npcap installer and uninstaller are easy to use in “Graphical Mode” (direct run) and “Silent Mode” (run with /S parameter, available only with Npcap OEM).

Professional features

... only Npcap OEM provides a silent installer for hands-off installation.

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2024-06-12 15:51:43 +0000 )edit

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